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Slipstream Saturday: Max Verstappen on Pole in Return to Suzuka

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 08: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka International Racing Course on October 08, 2022 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images/ Red Bull Content Pool)

Max Verstappen bested Charles Leclerc to take pole position as F1 returned to the Suzuka Circuit in Japan for the first time since 2019.

Kamui Kobayashi Wins 24 Hours of Le Mans Pole

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato @AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi turned in a lap at 156.137 mph Friday (Sept. 18) during the new Hyperpole session to win the overall pole for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.  It is not a track record, but within a couple of tenths of a second. In the new-for-2020 qualifying format at Le …

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José María López Quickest in Wednesday Sebring WEC Practice

(Photo: Marcel Langer @AdrenalMedia.com)

On Wednesday (March 13), practice got underway for Friday’s FIA World Endurance Championship 1000 Miles of Sebring.  Toyota GAZOO Racing’s José María López was fastest overall with a lap at 132.350 mph, an unofficial track record. Free Practice No. 1 In the afternoon practice session, Toyota’s Kazuki Nakajima was fastest with a lap at 132.056 …

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